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Firecracker's Updated Algorithm

Posted by elliott on Aug 17, 2015 5:13:00 PM

You might be asking “what are the key differences between how Firecracker legacy recommends questions for me and how Firecracker M.D./D.O. recommends questions for me”

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Firecracker's Recommendation Algorithm Specifics

Posted by elliott on Nov 6, 2014 3:00:00 PM
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Topics: Medical Education

Firecracker's Mobile App Recommendation Engine

Posted by elliott on Nov 6, 2014 1:57:56 PM

Our recently updated mobile app (version 3.0 ) comes with a new recommendation engine along with a new design and many features. Some of you have already noticed that the questions you do on the mobile app don't necessarily correspond to questions on the web app. Here's why:

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Topics: Medical Education

A Better Way to Learn

Posted by elliott on Oct 20, 2014 4:30:00 PM

Many users ask "How many questions should I expect to do each day on Firecracker?" The answer is entirely up to you. Firecracker prioritizes when to review each question based on your previous performance and the question's "stickiness".

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Topics: Medical Education

The Firecracker Edge

Posted by elliott on Sep 25, 2014 10:49:59 AM

As is the nature of any observational study, correlation doesn't imply causation. In our Firecracker Step 1 Performance post, we showed that active Firecrackers significantly outperformed non-Firecrackers. You may wonder what is the root cause of why active Firecrackers had an average Step 1 score 14 points higher than non-Firecrackers.

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Topics: Medical Education

Firecracker Step 1 Performance

Posted by elliott on Aug 1, 2014 1:58:00 PM

In July 2014, we collected quite a few USMLE Step 1 score reports and student lifestyle surveys from medical students all across the country. Here are some of our findings:

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Topics: Medical Education

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Firecracker is an adaptive learning platform that uses amazing content coupled with spaced repetition to help medical students crush their exams. We offer programs for both individual students, and entire medical schools. If you'd like to learn more contact us at chat@firecracker.me.

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